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  • Creating a New Search Topology in SharePoint 2013

    Creating a New Search Topology in SharePoint 2013

    Back in SharePoint 2010, we were able to modify the search topology of our farm directly in Central Admin. This has been changed in SharePoint 2013 and we now have to make these types of changes via PowerShell. Not a big deal, however, a couple things to note: You can either clone an existing topology, […]

  • How to Use Modal Dialog in Sharepoint 2010

    How to Use Modal Dialog in Sharepoint 2010

    Modal dialogs are really fun to work with but can be frustrating to implement if you don’t know what’s required to work with them. If you have a Java background you will be amazed with how SharePoint deals with modal dialogs. The concept is almost the same but you need a slightly different approach to […]

  • How to Identify if SharePoint "Person or Group" Field Entry is User or Group

    How to Identify if SharePoint “Person or Group” Field Entry is User or Group

    In a lot of our custom forms, we use EnsureUser to verify if a user is exists in the SharePoint site or not and if not, EnsureUser takes care of setting them up for us. According to MS: Checks whether the specified login name belongs to a valid user of the website, and if the […]

  • Resolution: Windows 7 User Cannot Connect to SharePoint (WSS v3.0) Site

    Resolution: Windows 7 User Cannot Connect to SharePoint (WSS v3.0) Site

    One of our users had recently: been migrated from one domain (OldDomain) to another domain (NewDomain) upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 Our grief started when he could not log into our SharePoint site anymore. When he tried to log in, he would either: get prompted to authenticate, then get an error page saying […]

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Custom WebPart Editor

Custom WebPart Editor

[ 0 ] May 20, 2014

One of the nice things about a webpart is it’s flexibility! With a webpart, you can expose a bunch of properties to allow the user to quickly change the behavior and look of the webpart. This post will walk you through how to create a custom webpart editor with dynamic properties using an EditorPart. I […]

Office 365 Content Search Display Templates

Office 365 Content Search Display Templates

[ 2 ] April 28, 2014

I’m going to be starting a series of articles that outlines how to work with Search, Display Templates, Result Types and Result Sources. The first of this series will target specifically the Content Search web part, and some Office 365 gotchas. One of the biggest challenges I find when working with display templates, is getting […]

Experimenting with AngularJS in SharePoint Part 2

Experimenting with AngularJS in SharePoint Part 2

[ 4 ] September 5, 2013

If you haven’t checked out Part 1, please have a look. I’ve made some changes since then. I’ll be going over the changes here in Part 2. First of all, I moved all of the AngularJS application code into its own javascript file. My ascx page is now simplified to look something like this: I […]

Experimenting with AngularJS inside a SharePoint Visual Web Part

Experimenting with AngularJS inside a SharePoint Visual Web Part

[ 2 ] August 22, 2013

One day, I was having breakfast with a JavaScript guru buddy of mine and I asked him, what is the latest development trend on the web these days? One of the things he mentioned was AngularJS by Google. That got me thinking… can I use this in SharePoint some how? Well, outlined below is my little […]

Upgrade My Sites to SharePoint 2013

Upgrade My Sites to SharePoint 2013

[ 0 ] August 14, 2013

If you’re working through an upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2012, there’s a ton of information on MSDN on how to upgrade your My Sites. I’m not going to go into the specifics, but what I do what to highlight is one particular section of the Overview of the upgrade process to SharePoint 2013 […]

Presenting at SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley

Presenting at SharePoint Saturday Silicon Valley

[ 0 ] June 21, 2013

Our Principal Architect, Shereen, is headed down to Silicon Valley this weekend to present a session on Upgrading from SharePoint 2010 to 2013. These events are a lot of fun, so we highly encourage you to participate if you are able. It’s a great community and lots of learning. You can visit the site for […]

Streamlining Code Reviews With Bitbucket

Streamlining Code Reviews With Bitbucket

[ 0 ] June 13, 2013

Code reviews are an important part of the development life cycle, yet they are rarely implemented. Time is usually the key factor when it comes to doing code reviews. Back in the day, we didn’t have nice tools available to us like Crucible, so we use to print out pages and pages of code and […]

Utilizing SPServices for SharePoint 2010 to create charts with High Charts

Utilizing SPServices for SharePoint 2010 to create charts with High Charts

[ 9 ] May 21, 2013

Marc Anderson’s SPServices is an awesome way to take advantage of SharePoint 2010′s web services. Likewise, HighCharts is an awesome way to present data. In this blog post, I’m going to demonstrate my experiment with SPServices and how I used it to pump data into HightCharts to render a cool and informative pie chart. The […]